focus on christine vachon
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"What I want most passionately is for aspiring producers, directors, and writers to treat [independent film] with something like reverence.I truly believe that if you fashion a great work, it will - ultimately - be seen. I have to believe that, or I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing."
Hailed by the New York Times as 'godmother to the politically committed film', Christine Vachon is widely considered as the driving force behind some of the most daring and strikingly independent filmmakers in the US, including Todd Haynes, Todd Solondz, Mary Harron and Rose Troche. She has also worked with an impressive array of creatively distinctive directors, including John Waters, Larry Clark, Kimberly Peirce, Cindy Sherman and John Cameron Mitchell.
Vachon is the founder and director of Killer Films (along with partners Pamela Koffler and Katie Roumel); her renegade rise to become one of the most powerful female producers in independent film today is documented - with ferocious intelligence and a spiky sense of humour - in her two highly praised books, Shooting to Kill: How an Independent Producer Blasts through Barriers to Make Movies That Matter and the just-released A Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond.
Following on the tail of recent retrospectives at MoMA in New York and the Wexner Centre for the Arts in Ohio, ACMI Cinemas is delighted to present this comprehensive retrospective, celebrating Vachon's commitment to the production of remarkable, intimate, truthful, and exquisitely crafted storytelling.
Lisa Pieroni, Curator, ACMI